Wednesday, 3 May 2017

This week, Brisbane locals Brian Wood, Brad Bennett, Jarrod Villani, Matthew O’Keefe and Tim Keenan join a peloton of 48 senior executives to tackle a gruelling seven-day 1,000 km bike ride from Sydney to Brisbane as part of Chain Reaction Queensland. The ride is one of four annual events run by Chain Reaction, the corporate cycling charity that challenges executives who have a passion for cycling and an awareness of their social responsibilities to get out of their comfort zones and onto their bikes to raise funds for seriously ill children.

So far, the 2017 Chain Reaction Queensland event has raised $935,298 for the AEIOU Foundation and Ronald MacDonald House in Brisbane with a goal of reaching the $1 million mark before the riders roll into Brisbane on the 4 May 2017.

KordaMentha has a special connection to Chain Reaction as Berrick Wilson, our Head of Real Estate, established the charity in 2007 to raise money for sick children after his daughter was rushed to hospital with a brain haemorrhage when she was just two days old. Since its first ride in 2007, many of our people have participated in Chain Reaction or have donated their time and expertise to support this important initiative which has raised over $20 million to date. The following video encapsulates the spirit and impact of Chain Reaction in the community.

For more information about Chain Reaction or to follow the rider’s progress, visit

For more information about Chain Reaction Queensland’s 2017 partners, visit: